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Ending the Yemen War: A Celebration of Peace and Resistance

Mon December 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Hassan el-Tayyab American Nomad

As 2019 comes to an end, it’s time to step back and take stock, but also to reconnect and celebrate.

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Hassan El-Tayyab will report on efforts to use Congress to end the Yemen war and US arms sales to Saudi Arabia that are being used in the war.   After three times voting to end US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Congress folded this month and approved a $738 billion Pentagon spending bill with no meaningful restrictions on the Yemen war.   

Raytheon: Famine and Death in Yemen

A member of the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign will also present “Raytheon: The Local Connection to Famine and Death in Yemen”, an update on the campaign in Massachusetts.

An accomplished musician as well as an activist, Hassan will end the evening by singing some of his songs.

Hassan El-Tayyab is Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).  Prior to joining FCNL in August, he was co-director of Just Foreign Policy. Hassan’s passion for foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life better for people in the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan. He is convinced that advancing a more peaceful and diplomacy-based foreign policy in the Middle East is critical, not only for the family he loves, but for peace and stability worldwide. His writings and commentaries have been featured in numerous news outlets, including The Intercept, The Hill, Truthout, Al Jazeera, and more. Hassan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Hassan El-Tayyab is front man of the band American Nomad and an award winning singer songwriter. He was honored as a finalist in the 2017 Telluride Troubadour Song Competition, for best vocal performance in the 2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Competition, as a finalist in the 2011 International songwriting competition, and was recognized in the 2013 and 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Competition. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, his carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have earned Hassan a reputation as a musician that can intrigue listeners from a wide variety of musical tastes and backgrounds. Keeping in line with the ancient troubadour tradition, his music draws from the spirit of travel and authentic life experience. americannomadmusic.com

Sponsored by Cambridge Friends Meeting, Massachusetts Peace Action, and United Against War and Militarism

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Date:
Mon December 30, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Friends Meeting at Cambridge
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge,
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